I got off the phone, and started wondering about 'ay yi yi' (or, if you're really ferklempt*, 'ay yi yi yi yi yi yi!'). How widespread is its usage? Does it go beyond Yiddish & English? Do other languages have equivalents? (Maybe 'oh la la (la la la)' for French?)
For these answers, I turn to you. Thanks in advance!
[*I used this mostly because I didn't want to clog up the sentence with exasperated/frustrated/annoyed/distresse